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MacBytes
Apr 20, 2006, 08:36 AM
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Link: NeXT's OpenStep OS up and running on a MacBook Pro (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060420093625)
Description:: The ultimate "back to the roots" experience. OpenStep 4.2 + Parallels Workstation = success.

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MacsRgr8
Apr 20, 2006, 08:48 AM
:cool: !!

Ha! Very nice.
I also just had to see NeXT running... so I have it running in Virtual PC 6 on my PowerBook G4.
But this is way cooler!

shamino
Apr 20, 2006, 02:22 PM
It's a nice experiment, and quite useful if you have any NeXTStep apps in binary form you want to run.

If you have source code, however, I wonder how hard it would be to just port the app to OS X. It's my understanding that most of the APIs are identical. And this way, you'd be getting full native performance, avoiding the hardware emulation and the second layer of OS code.